Perioperative use of botulinum toxin for movement disorder-induced cervical spine disease

Charles Howard Adler, Richard S. Zimmerman, Mark K. Lyons, Fred Simeone, Mitchell F. Brin

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Abstract

Patients with cervical dystonia or ties of the nuchal muscles can develop serious cervical spine disease. We report a series of four patients who received botulinum toxin injections to control their movement disorders prior to their required surgery. One patient with cervical tie-induced radiculomyelopathy required botulinum toxin injection postoperatively to facilitate stabilization of the cervical fusion. Two patients with torticollis-induced cervical radiculomyelopathy, and one patient with dystonia-induced C5 fracture, had botulinum toxin injected preoperatively to facilitate postoperative recovery. Botulinum toxin appears to be a useful adjunct in the treatment of cervical movement disorders prior to or following surgery for associated cervical spine disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalMovement Disorders
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996

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Movement Disorders
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Keywords

  • Botulinum toxin
  • Dystonia
  • Myelopathy
  • Radiculopathy
  • Tic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Perioperative use of botulinum toxin for movement disorder-induced cervical spine disease. / Adler, Charles Howard; Zimmerman, Richard S.; Lyons, Mark K.; Simeone, Fred; Brin, Mitchell F.

In: Movement Disorders, Vol. 11, No. 1, 1996, p. 79-81.

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Adler, Charles Howard ; Zimmerman, Richard S. ; Lyons, Mark K. ; Simeone, Fred ; Brin, Mitchell F. / Perioperative use of botulinum toxin for movement disorder-induced cervical spine disease. In: Movement Disorders. 1996 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 79-81.
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